Success Stories

At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

Ari's Story: Networking Stepping-Stones

Ari described his networking experiences as crossing a river by way of stepping-stones. When you start out on a path, you go from one stepping-stone to another.

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At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

We Have Work to Do Here

The first time I experienced unemployment, I left my job because I wanted to move to a new city in search of a new life. While preparing to move, I volunteered in the employment resource center and taught the Career Workshop.

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At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

Heather's Story: Following Heavenly Father's Plan

When Heather graduated from college in the spring of 2008, she was optimistic about the future. With a degree in professional and technical writing and experience working as a peer editor and an intern for the university’s book publisher, Heather was eager to find a career where she could put her education to good use. 

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At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

Finding the Right Opportunities

Francisco was raised in a very poor family. His parents were divorced when he was very young and as his mother tried to raise her children alone, the family passed through difficult times.

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At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

Brent's Story: How His Firefighting Career Took Off

Brent first knew he wanted to be a firefighter in 10th grade when his father took him on a firefighter helicopter trip over the Hawaiian Islands, USA.

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At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

Dirk's Story: Answering Prayers

Dirk’s employment history is a testament to his flexibility. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in political science, Dirk began his career working in the hotel industry in Utah. Later he and his family relocated to Virginia after he received a job with a staffing company.

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At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

Karie’s Story: Her Hobby Helped Her Succeed

As Karie and her husband began planning for retirement, they realized she would need to work for them to reach their goals. Karie utilized social media and her social network developed through scrapbooking to find an opening that fit what she was looking for. 

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At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

Ben's Story: Resolving in the Lord’s Way

The day after Thanksgiving 2008, Ben lost his job.“I found out on Monday of that week that Friday would be my last day,” Ben said. “I had a family of six kids and it was just before Christmas.”

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At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

Yolanda's Story: Learning How to Employ

Sister Yolanda Morales has a definite talent: she can see the good in everyone and in every situation. As a missionary at the Costa Rica Employment Resource Center her talent comes in handy as she greets people with a smile, asks them about their needs, and helps them determine how the employment center can help them.

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At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

“The Lord’s Employment Service”

Recently I was unemployed for 11 months. During this time, I diligently tried to network and pursue the most promising job leads. Initially, several people I knew who had been to LDS Employment Resource Services shared with me the résumé suggestions and techniques they had learned.

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At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

Bundy's Story: Unexpected Success

While working as a Church service missionary for the Employment Resource Center in Ogden, Utah, Doug Bundy was encouraged to create his own profile on the ldsjobs.org website so that he could better assist others in their job search. He never expected to find a job for himself.

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At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

Chauntil's Story: The Search for a Shorter Commute

Every day, Chauntil commuted about 100 miles round trip to work. Not only was the long commute tiring, but she felt that she was not able to spend enough time with her husband and son because of it.

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At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

Hugh’s Story: A Good Friend and a New Certification

After being laid off, Hugh struggled to find work in his field for years. Thanks to the help of a friend, and a new certification, Hugh was able to find a job that utilized his work experience and skills. 

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At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

Darren's Story: Learning to Live a Balanced Life

Darren decided to leave his job because it didn’t quite align with his personal goals. He went to his bishop for direction and his bishop advised him to visit an LDS employment center. Through following his bishop's counsel, Darren was able to find a new job that allows him to live a happier and more balanced life.

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At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

Arlene’s Story: Reentering the Workforce with the Lord’s Help

After being a stay-at-home mom for 12 years, reentering the workforce was a difficult job for Arlene. But with some resume and interview coaching and a lot of hard work, she was able to find a job and even obtain new certifications. 

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At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

Frank's Story: Searching for More Time

Jose Francisco “Frank” Reyes just wanted a little more time to be with his family. With a bachelor’s degree in marketing, he figured he would have a stable job with stable hours and be able to support his family well, but he did not have a fixed work schedule.

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At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

Yazmin's Story: Learning How to Enter a Changing Job Market

Yazmin took a three year break after graduating from law school to stay home with her newborn. When she began looking for work again, she realized that the market had already changed, and needed to brush up on her job search skills to find meaningful employment. 

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At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

Francisco's Story: Honesty Gave Him More Opportunities

Francisco takes the career workshop once a year. He doesn’t take it because he’s unemployed, but rather because he wants to stay employed. By taking the workshop, he learns how to be a better employee and what skills employers are currently looking for.

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At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

Erna's Story: She Proved She Was Not Too Old

When others thought Erna was too old to start a career, her bishop, Deseret Industries, and LDS Employment Resource Services thought differently.

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At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

Job Hunting According to Nephi

Throughout my career, I have had several close calls with unemployment, but all my jobs since student employment in college had found me, so I never had to search. I guess I was expecting the same thing to happen again, but it didn’t.

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